America's Best Local Charities

Charity Tax ID # 954041955OP Code # 13766

South Bay Literacy Council

All volunteer organization. Tutors teach English skills FREE to hundreds of adults. Students gain self-confidence, improve job capabilities and help their children learn better.

24564 S Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 211, Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 373-7003
Charity Tax ID # 911818080OP Code # 29147

Turtle Island Restoration Network

We fight for a blue-green planet! We protect sea turtles – tiny hatchlings to gentle ocean giants – and other endangered marine animals. We stop poaching & other threats on beaches, wasteful fishing, illegal trade, pollution, habitat loss.

9255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Olema, CA 94950
(800) 859-7263
Charity Tax ID # 943155375OP Code # 14381

Zen Hospice Project

Our Volunteers provide mindful and compassionate hospice care at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. We also offer educational and training programs for home caregivers.

1161 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 913-7682
Charity Tax ID # 943341034OP Code # 28194

First Place for Youth

Foster youth grow up without the support of family. We provide these youth a safe place to live as they learn to support themselves.

426 17th Street, Ste 100, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 272-0979
Charity Tax ID # 954244947OP Code # 10433

Habitat for Humanity San Gabriel Valley

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity transforms lives and communities by bringing people together to build, renovate, and repair affordable homes for families in need.

400 S Irwindale Ave, Az, CA 91702
(626) 387-6899
Charity Tax ID # 946104179OP Code # 21042

Lindsay Wildlife Museum

First wildlife rehabilitation hospital in the country sees 5,000 animals annually including orphaned young. Outreach programs preserve environment and native species.

1931 First Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 935-1978
Charity Tax ID # 941156562OP Code # 13684

Marin Humane Society

When animals are in danger. When humans need help for their animals. When the human-animal bond needs a champion. With your support, we are there.

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949
(415) 883-4621
Charity Tax ID # 943384153OP Code # 16596

Options Recovery Services

Options Recovery Services offers addiction treatment and mental health services. Our mission: To break the cycle of addiction that causes homelessness, violence, and broken families

1931 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 666-9552
Charity Tax ID # 770289381OP Code # 25691

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley

Helping low-income elderly and disabled homeowners live in warmth, safety and independence through repairs & modifications of homes and nonprofit facilities benefiting under-served populations.

1701 S. 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 578-9519
Charity Tax ID # 330071782OP Code # 15968

American Family Housing

American Family Housing provides housing to 1300+ women, men and children each year. AFH’s services help vulnerable populations recover from the long-term affects of homelessness.

15161 Jackson Street, Midway City, CA 92655-1432
(714) 897-3221
Charity Tax ID # 943189424OP Code # 29269

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

Your support will help provide resources needed to help San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center provide care for thousands of patients and their families.

2789 25th Street, Suite 2028, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 206-4478
Charity Tax ID # 942297147OP Code # 608

Shanti Project

Whether they are facing breast cancer or HIV/AIDS, we ensure our clients don’t face a life-threatening illness alone by providing non-judgmental, compassionate health-enhancing services.

730 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 674-4700
Charity Tax ID # 680394688OP Code # 26339

California Potbellied Pig Association

Many potbellied pigs die needlessly in shelters and through cruelty. Help us save these intelligent loving animals through education and by finding them forever homes.

506 Boyd Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 937-9045
Charity Tax ID # 941156301OP Code # 11904

Sunny Hills Services

Children and youth who struggle with mental illness face the everyday challenges of childhood and teen years with monumental and sometimes devastating barriers. We help.

300 Sunny Hills Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 457-3200
Charity Tax ID # 680190953OP Code # 13572

Clayton Community Library Foundation

We pay for additional materials and furniture, the library volunteer program (County’s most successful), and numerous public programs at the Clayton Community Library.

6125 Clayton Road, Clayton, CA 94517
(925) 673-9009
Charity Tax ID # 941422463OP Code # 25660


Older people’s health declines dramatically when they are isolated and lonely. We help our neighbors age well through access to transportation, socialization, education, and nutrition.

930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 456-9062
Charity Tax ID # 943210351OP Code # 28866

East Bay Innovations, Inc.

Supporting people with disabilities to live and work as independently as possible, EBI serves individuals with autism, brain injuries, cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities.

2450 Washington Ave. #240, San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 618-1580